Kim Philley's story "Two Deaths," featured in issue 11, was chosen for The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Congratulations Kim. Read Kim's parallel essay, "The Hardest Lesson to Learn," in The New York Times.
Roy Scranton, whose work we featured in the Epiphany War issue, was interviewed by Terry Gross on npr about the book he co-edited, Fire and Forget.
Joe Pan's brilliant and complex poem ODE TO THE MQ-9 REAPER, published in the war issue, is mentioned in the front page article in The New York Times, titled Visions of Drones Swarm the Skies Touch Bipartisan Nerve. In Epiphany's War Issue, we published both the ode and a "process piece" in which the creation of the poem is discussed. Pan writes, "I no longer cared if the poem was even a poem anymore—by this time it was growing crazy appendages, moving awkwardly toward journalism, criticism, polemic, autobiography—growing monstrous." Both the poem and the process piece are a fascinating and worthwhile read.
Since the publication of Joe Pan's excerpt, three additional contributors to the War Issue have been featured in The New York Times series, A War Before, and After.
Congratulations to Maurice Decaul, Matt Gallagher, Roy Scranton, and Andrew Slater.